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Financial Times’ List of Best MBA Programs in the World

Come here to find the list. You can sort by multiple criteria, and each institution has a brief profile along with a diversity report.

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The 25th Amendment

Among options being mentioned for removing President Trump are impeachment and the 25th Amendment that deals with presidential succession. This provides for various scenarios in which the president declares himself unfit for duty or the vice president, in consultation with others, can replace the president. A brief overview is provided here. For those interested in the legislative history of this amendment: congressional hearings, its use during Watergate, and additional efforts to cement in place this transitional piece, please use this site.

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2017 New Jersey Memorial Day Events

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Online Primary Sources for American History: Japanese Internment Camp Newspapers

Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers, 1942 to 1946 contains thousands of pages of locally printed newspapers from a variety of internment camps. For example, you can read about the establishment of schools from the June 2, 1942 issue of the Manzanar Free Press or the recruiting efforts for combat volunteers found in various publications. There are multiple ways of searching this unique collection, and it reminds us of what prejudice and fear can do to a country and its peoples.

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Racial Disparities in Health Decline But Are Still Significant

The latest “early release” MMWR report from the CDC – Vital Signs: Racial Disparities in Age-Specific Mortality Among Blacks or African Americans — United States, 1999–2015 – shows that “Although the overall life expectancy at birth has increased for both blacks and whites and the gap between these populations has narrowed, disparities in life expectancy and the leading causes of death for blacks compared with whites in the United States remain substantial.” (Abstract) The report presents data and tables buttressing its argument that more needs to be done. Infographics and additional pertinent links are also available.

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Sears Filing Document Expressing Doubt About Its Future

And we quote: “Our historical operating results indicate substantial doubt exists related to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. We believe that the actions discussed above are probable of occurring and mitigating the substantial doubt raised by our historical operating results and satisfying our estimated liquidity needs 12 months from the issuance of the financial statements. However, we cannot predict, with certainty, the outcome of our actions to generate liquidity, including the availability of additional debt financing, or whether such actions would generate the expected liquidity as currently planned.”(48)  Here is the entire report as filed with the SEC.

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NJCU’s Mention in Mayor Fulop’s Ward A “State of the City” Address

And we quote:

“Two of the most important projects in the city are actually happening right here in Ward A. First, We are especially excited for the expansion of New Jersey City University’s campus here in Ward A, which will include new residential housing and retail space. This is one of the largest and most transformative projects in the entire city. This expansion will be located on a 21-acre vacant site here in Ward A. As mentioned before, it will include new residential housing, new student housing, retail including a brand new large supermarket for residents on the south side of the city. A project of this magnitude will have an incredible impact, and will bring new opportunities, jobs and activity to this underutilized area.”(10)

Read the whole Ward A address given on March 20, 2017.

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